Court decision to keep Dave Bruney on IPO unacceptable – George


The Deputy Leader of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Ambrose George is not content with a court decision to keep United Workers Party (UWP) official Dave Bruney on the Integrity in Public Office Commission (IPO) for now.

The DLP has been objecting to Bruney’s nomination to the Integrity Commission and took the matter to court. The DLP says Bruney’s close affiliations with the UWP and his attack on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit make him unfit to serve on the commission.

High Court Judge Justice Brian Cottle on Monday granted leave for review of the matter, but did not order any change in Bruney’s appointment while the court reviews whether or not the UWP affiliate is fit for serving on the IPO.

But George said the decision is unacceptable. He is concerned Bruney has access to “private information relating to the Integrity Commission”.

“By not granting an injunction, what in fact we have before us, is a situation where Mr. Bruney now has full access to all private information as far as the Integrity Commission is concerned. One also has to consider the fact that you cannot determine how long this judicial review may take,” George lamented adding that the DLP may have to consider further action on the matter.

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  1. Anonymous
    April 19, 2011

    T Ambrose not serious man. The country need people from all sectors represented. It is good in the defence of transparency to have people who are not going to be bias. This is a good appointement. come on Ambrose, we all know u should not be where u are. but we orgive u. In a demoncrasy u cant have all on one side we need checks and balances. Thus the wisdom of Mr. Bruneys appointement and not another labour lackey.

  2. madmax
    April 19, 2011

    icould not agred more.

  3. Pedro
    April 19, 2011

    What is the BIG SECRET AMBROSE

  4. dear bella
    April 19, 2011

    a minister finds the court’s decision “unacceptable” ? did i read this right?

    • mad/mad
      April 19, 2011

      it is because they always get their way I just hope that the judge do not allow the likes of Ambrose and Tony to presure his decision because some one have to stand up for justice and to represent the people of D”ICA they have to respect the COURT, these two men should not even speak on this matter they are two of the worst ppl they believe they can do or say whatever they want tell them it is not going to be so because their is nothing wrong with Dave appointment.

  5. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 19, 2011

    I honestly and prudently think that both Ambrose George and Dave Bruney should be kept at bay, “All things considered”.

  6. Hugo Grotius
    April 19, 2011

    :-| Ambrose it is called transparency, let us know who thief what, let us know who did bobol when, so we can act accordingly, we need men of integrity to take Dominica to the next level, only dishonest people have things to hide. We need more men like Dave Bruney on the commission..

  7. belbagay
    April 19, 2011

    DNO, in reading and listening to comments re Mr Bruney’s appointment i am of the opinion that there are laws that protect disclosure in and out of the commission and there penalties if commissioners do not adhere to these laws. Why is it that the Labour party is allowed to have a representative on the commission and the UWP should not be given the freedom of choice to have its own, the same information that Mr Bruney will have at his disposal its the same information that the labor party will have, it really looks like the Labor party is the only one political party that wants to have its say without any dog back.

  8. thinker
    April 19, 2011

    Ambrose is it because you don’t want your dirty linen hung out?

  9. bwadiab
    April 19, 2011

    Ambrose George preaching about integrity is like Ted Bundy preaching against serial killings.They both lack the moral authority to speak on these subjects.

    • Who's Country is It?????
      April 19, 2011

      Yes that one was Fresh “Right on Q” because two can play the game. There is some justice after all let the games begin.

    • I come in Peace
      April 19, 2011

      I take serious offense to that comparison Sir/ Madam; there is no way such comparisons can be made… Ambrose George has proven on numerous occasions that he lacks integrity, we all know the stories, give me one reason why you think Dave has no moral authority, what has he done to cause grievances to the anybody you know, or the nation, or the world at large…

      Does his affiliation with another political party besides the labor party disqualify him? What I am hearing in essence is that the only people who are qualified or has the moral authority to serve on any commission in Dominica are those affiliated with the labor party??? Is that so? I beg to differ. Take a long, hard, honest and critical look at the hierarchy of the labor Party, and the Government, from the illegal PM, to the speaker, to the statutory boards, the commissions that were supposed to be independent etc. From my vantage point it is not a pleasant imagery.

  10. what nuh!
    April 19, 2011

    so everyday nuh wif dat story dere

  11. After All Man!
    April 19, 2011

    It will take the same length of time as the verdict pending on the “PASSPORT DISCLOSURE”! Do so NEVER like so not true eh! We need to be fair and balanced in this country. The bible says, “Do unto other as we would have them do unto us”…. in this blessed country it’s more like “Do to others ALL those things that we wouldn’t want done to us”.

    Another question, “What confidential information resides with the IPO that is not already in the public domain?

    1. A Villas?
    2. A “contracts”?
    3. A Dual citizenship?
    4. A MOU?
    5. A Bin Bobol?
    6. A Layou River Hotel?
    7. A 20 million?
    8. A Duty Free?
    9. A Diplomatic Pass Port?
    10. A state of MADNESS (palace)?

    I DO NOT KNOW and it continues more like the gift that keeps on “giving”…. the list goes on and on!

  12. The truth
    April 19, 2011

    oh how i hate commenting on politics. but! in my opinion, no politician or political advisor nor any die hard supporter of any political party should be allowed to stand on such organisations. these need to be kept as unbiased as possible. problem with dominica is, how many qualified and educated, experienced people do we have to do such things right now. in the future we will have many educated and experienced people but now we do not. so i understand why it happens but that does not make it right.

  13. Correction
    April 19, 2011

    “The decision to make Mr. George vice leader of the DLP is unacceptable.”

  14. follower
    April 19, 2011

    Ambrose just be clean man and let your light be seen. Don’t do things in darkness and think no one will see because after a while light will always come. So don’t panic man, just be clean

  15. Rolle
    April 19, 2011

    They only want their people on the IPO… lol.

    • ok
      April 19, 2011

      But they will have Alex Boyd Knight tourmenting Opposition every siting

  16. hibiscus
    April 19, 2011

    If charlo did not ask brio to resign none of that would have happen, take it in you all pipe and smoke it. it serve you all right now you all calling foul you all ratclats

  17. Cerberus
    April 19, 2011

    When aspersions were cast upon Sir Brian and he promptly resigned it was akin to scoring an own goal as it left the door open for an alternative appointment that is even less acceptable. With hindsight, not such a smart move by Mr. Savarin. Sometimes it is better to leave well alone!

  18. strength
    April 19, 2011

    tell me who in dominica who is not link to a political party

    • Domerican/PossieMassive
      April 19, 2011

      That’s the same thing I said.

      • belbagay
        April 19, 2011

        Only Tony Astsphan, Alick Lawrence, Pastor Augustine, Pastor Joseph, Parry Bellot, Cecil Joseph, Charles Maynard, Dr Dublin, Alex Boyd Knight, and the rest of the cabal

  19. I come in Peace
    April 19, 2011

    Anyway, Ambrose, Tony, Skerrit, Alick Lawrence all you bold eh/ You do you have continue to insult the intelligence of Domincans so bltantly.. Let’s see what is pending.. Skerrit defied the constitution and is in the office of the PM Illegally, as has Petter St. Jean.. Some Dominicans have been waiting patiently for the IPO commission to do their job.. Question: How did Alick Lawrence get on the electorial commission?? Please tell us Tony? Oh Mr. George we a;; know what is hanging on your head, the list goes on and on and on.. How dare you people? Howe dare you? Do really believe that you have ALL Dominicans seeing red? Some of us can still THINK!!! One for the people, Thank you Honorable Judge, it was high time..

    • DPM
      April 19, 2011

      Nicely put.

    • ja yesbo
      April 19, 2011

      defy constitution? mr. i come in peace, you left out Ron Green

      • Anti-arrogant ignorance
        April 19, 2011

        At least Ron did not tell the whole world that nobody, no police, no law, not even the constitution will prevent me from nominating. Anyway Dominicans how can you people be so politically biased that you cannot see reason and you cannot recognize right from wrong.. Ron’s dual citizenship came in up 1995, he was cleared since everyone concerned recognized and accepted the FACT that his dual citizenship status was not of his own doing, it matter was closed. But Skerrit KNEW darn well what he was doing and he did it. The proof is everywhere, those who have eyes to see let them see, those who ears to hear, let them hear, and those with conscience to speak, let them speak!! The facts are the facts, none of us can make something not a fact because it does not favor it or we don’t like it..

  20. Peeping Tom
    April 19, 2011

    Every Dominican should be worried about first, the UWPwee’s nomination of Mr. Bruney and, second, the court’s ruling.

    It is public knowledge that Mr. Bruney, as an active member of the echelons of the UWPwee, has been very vocal in his accusations against many top government members. We also have heard Mr. Bruney on the airwaves referring to elected DLP officials in some of the most vile ways. How then can the UWPwee, and some of its supporters, be convinced that Mr. Bruney belongs on an Integrity Commission? Dave Bruney? What were they thinking? This is insanity.Their choice of nomination makes a mockery of Dominicans! What a farce!

    I have always thought that the UWPwee was never serious in its calls for the Commission. The party screamed for the IPO because it hoped that the Act, and the Commission, would have given them muscle to go dig up evidence to support their accusations of corruption against the DLP. When the Commission did not rule in their favour, UWpwee party operatives were in the media hitting the commissioners left, right, and centre. In fact, many called the Commission “irrelevant” and unnecessary. So, the UWPwee’s nomination of Mr. Bruney confirms that it is not serious about ensuring integrity in public life. It also confirms that the party is not serious about buttressing our democracy with an institution such as the Commission.

    The nomination of Mr. Bruney contradicts the every essence of the IPO. It goes against even the precise wording of the ACT! However, ironically, it can be a gift to Dominicans. We now have further reasons to reject the UWPwee as a party that is irresponsible, bankrupt of ideas, desperate for credible and competent persons in its corner, and certainly not serious about our democracy. And, what about some of those who constantly irritate our ears with their noises on the radio in favour of the UWPwee? Well, they too expose themselves as hypocrites. I am almost chuckling with glee at this opportunity that is granted to Dominicans to once and for all, dismiss the UWPwee.

    Let’s face it, this nomination, as repugnant as it is, is a blessing in disguise.

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2011


      • LMAO
        April 19, 2011

        pure coshonie!!!!! …and what’s worse is that we, including myself, still comment on it… stupesss

    • Erzi
      April 19, 2011

      sacway sot :lol:

    • Nac Vibes
      April 19, 2011

      Looks like you are very worried about something and I don’t think it’s Dominica.
      The commission is not only Mr Bruney and it’s there to investigate wrong doing, whether or not the man supports the UWP he alone does not come to any final conclusions right or wrong.

  21. east man
    April 19, 2011

    i want to know what ambrose have to hide he don t want bruney to see

    April 19, 2011


  23. A Voice
    April 19, 2011

    From what moral high ground does this guy speak?

    Only in Dominica man….


  24. Watcher
    April 19, 2011

    Boy mister armbruise, while puting his hand in the cookie jar. I guess by now his whole body in it. Unreformed and unrepentant. At least someone other than him could have come out and said it and it would have looked a little better.

    • Roz
      April 19, 2011

      Witty, Watcher

  25. yout
    April 19, 2011


  26. james bond
    April 19, 2011

    i often wonder on which planet in the solar system i live. Ambrose George what given u the moral authority to first critic the court decision. Ambrose if only Dominicans society were able to differentiate between politics and issues you would not be elected as a minister. why were u dismissed twice from the cabinet. then we the people my grant u the opportunity to to listened too.

  27. Madness
    April 19, 2011

    Mr George be quiet…The PM lied about his citizenship yet you still claim he is fit to lead the country.

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